Line Dancing @ Bristol P&R: Fall 2014, Session 2 Week 5

Here are the featured line dances with Sheryl at Bristol Park & Rec’s Line Dancing for 12/8/14.

All About That Bass (Gail A. Dawson)
Music: Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Different Shoes (Christopher Petre)
Music: Sugarland – It Happens / C2C – Happy
Step Sheet, Demo Video

List To Date (Beginner Class):
Bartender’s Stomp / Classic / Cowboy Charleston / Mamma Maria / When Hell Freezes Baby / Wobble

List To Date: Intermediate Class:
Brand New Buzz / Chug Chug Chug / Hard Working People / Raggle Taggle Gypsy O / Steal Me Away

Line Dance Recap 12/10/14

No featured lessons at the Loop in Plainville, CT. The weather was not agreeing with traveling.

Here are some dances that stood out getting reviews, a walk through, etc:

Steal Me Away (Jamie Marshall)
Ritmo (Ria Vos)
Candy Apple Rag Top (Doreen Ollari & Randy Pelletier)
Counting Stars (Easily) (Sandra Speck)
Mamma Maria (Frank Trace)
Bounce Bounce (Frank Trace)
Fireball (Kate Sala)

Open Dance 12/17/14, after which, closed until Jan 7th when Johanna Barnes comes in for a guest appearance with “House Party“!

Line Dancing @ Bristol P&R: Fall 2014, Session 2 Week 4

Here are the featured line dances with Sheryl at Bristol Park & Rec’s Line Dancing for 12/8/14.

Cowboy Charleston (Jeanette Hall and Tonya Miller)
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Raggle Taggle Gypsy O (Jamie Marshall)
Music: Derek Ryan – Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Step Sheet, Demo Video

List To Date (Beginner Class):
Bartender’s Stomp / Classic / Mamma Maria / When Hell Freezes Baby / Wobble

List To Date: Intermediate Class:
Brand New Buzz / Chug Chug Chug / Hard Working People / Steal Me Away

Line Dance Recap 12/3/14

Tonight at the Loop (Plainville, CT) we featured a special promotion of Eileen Carey’s album “Let It Go”. On it is her single “Bottle Your Crazy Up” which also has a line dance choreographed by Randy Pelletier to it.

Here are the featured dances from tonight’s lessons:

Bottle Your Crazy Up (Randy Pelletier)
Music: Eileen Carey – Bottle Your Crazy Up
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Steal Me Away (Jamie Marshall)
Music: Olivia Lane – Steal Me Away
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Brand New Buzz (Dan Albro & Randy Pelletier)
Music: Big & Rich – Brand New Buzz
Step Sheet, Demo Video

The Other Side (WOW Hawaii) (Will Craig, Jo & John Kinser, Rachael McEnaney, Niels Poulsen, Kate Sala, & Roy Verdonk)
Music: Jason Derulo – The Other Side
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Happenin’ This Week

Here’s a couple of singin’ & dancin’ things going on in CT this week:

Wednesday:
– Line Dancing Lesson & Open Dance w/ Aric & Friends at the Loop, 161 Woodford Ave, Plainville 6-9p

Friday:
– Line Dancing w/ Jill “Free Spin” at Fast Eddie’s, New Milford 7-11p
– Tackle Box: Acoustic music in the Lounge at Illusions, Wolcott 7:30p-2a. Facebook
– Disco & Hustle: DJ Ed & DJ Lee bring a favorite form of dance and music to the Canoe Club in Middletown. Facebook

Line Dancing @ Bristol P&R: Fall 2014, Session 2 Week 3

Here are the featured line dances with Sheryl at Bristol Park & Rec’s Line Dancing for 12/1/14.

Wobble (VIC Brentnell)
Music: VIC – Wobble
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Steal Me Away (Jamie Marshall)
Music: Olivia Lane – Steal Me Away
Step Sheet, Demo Video

List To Date (Beginner Class):
Bartender’s Stomp / Classic / Mamma Maria / When Hell Freezes Baby

List To Date: Intermediate Class:
Brand New Buzz / Chug Chug Chug / Hard Working People / Steal Me Away

Line Dancing at Bristol P&R: Session 2, Week 2

Here are the featured line dances with Sheryl at Bristol Park & Rec’s Line Dancing for 11/24/14.

Bartender’s Stomp (Unknown)
Music: Tim McGraw – Renegade / Dwight Yoakam – Fast As You / Dean Dillon – Hot, Country & Single
Step Sheet
* Note that the local variation on the last 8 counts are as follows, but both versions will have no impact on keeping time with the other dancers:
1 – Step Forward on Left
2 – Stomp together with Left
3 – Pause
&4- Stomp-Stomp
5 – Step back on Right
6 – Touch Left next to Right
7 – Step forward on Left
8 – Scuff Right foot while making a 1/4 turn to the left

Steal Me Away (Jamie Marshall)
Music: Olivia Lane – Steal Me Away
Step Sheet

List To Date (Beginner Class):
Bartender’s Stomp / Classic / Mamma Maria / When Hell Freezes Baby

List To Date: Intermediate Class:
Brand New Buzz / Chug Chug Chug / Hard Working People / Steal Me Away

Line Dance Recap 11/19/14

Here are the featured line dances from the Loop on 11/19/14:

Little Geronimo (Monica & Kjell Granquist)
Music: Sheppard – Geronimo
Step Sheet

Chug Chug Chug (Aric Lemieux)
Music on Amazon: Scott Taylor Band – Chug
Step Sheet: Right Click & Save As

Love Runs Out (Ruben Luna & Lynne Martino)
Music: One Republic – Love Runs Out
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Pull The Trigger (Scott Blevins)
Music: Tatiana Owens – Trigger
Step Sheet

Line Dancing at Bristol P&R: Session 2, Week 1

Sheryl’s class opened with a good selection of starters to get everyone warmed up. Here is a list of the dances and information to assist with learning & retaining:

Classic (Tom Anderson)
Music: MKTO – Classic
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Mamma Maria (Frank Trace)
Music: Ricci & Poveri – Mamma Maria, Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Step Sheet, Demo Video

When Hell Freezes Baby (Donna Manning)
Music: Brad Paisley – I’ll Take You Back
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Hard Working People (Donna Manning)
Music: Lee Brice – Drinking Class
Step Sheet, Demo Video

Chug Chug Chug (Aric Lemieux)
Music: Scott Taylor Band – Chug
Step Sheet & Demo Video (1st ever teach, no content yet)

Brand New Buzz (Dan Albro & Randy Pelletier)
Music: Big & Rich – Brand New Buzz
Step Sheet, Demo Video

A*Base: Ace of Base Cover Band

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So does Sweden recycle more than a 5-cent can collector on trash day? Again we see another 2 blonde, 2 brunette, 2 boy, 2 girl band come from the land that brought us IKEA! But who am I to complain?

Released today is their first cover single “Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry.” Gotta admit, it’s very reminiscent of that 90’s Euro-pop sound… just a wee bit more modern sounding. Although (at the time of this writing) there is no link to post to a YouTube audio file or anything, but you can hear a sample on iTunes. We’ll start this on high rotation tomorrow on STM:Radio.

What do we expect from them? Not sure. There is not a lot of material out to research them. But if the A*Teens reviving ABBA songs from twenty years before their time is any indication, expect to be excited your favorite pop quartet from the 90’s is getting the same treatment. That is, just before you realize that was twenty years ago.

Additionally, you can enjoy some fun things about Sweden before deciding to go over there. Oh yeah: they’re big on recycling as per point #16.